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Rebecca Hourwich Reyher Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1307

Scope and Contents

The Rebecca Hourwich Reyher Papers contains written production material for one title, My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in The World, including typescripts, correspondence, clippings, and reviews. The collection also contains a file of court documents related to an unsuccessful copyright infringment lawsuit Reyher and illustrator Ruth Chrisman Gannett brought against the Children's Television Workshop in the 1970s

Dates

  • 1945 - 1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Author and suffragist Rebecca Reyher was born in 1897 in New York City and received her B.A. from the New York School of Social Work. After additionally attending Columbia University and the University of Chicago, Reyher became active in women's rights advocacy and worked for the Woman's Political Union and National Woman's Party. In 1923, Reyher spent significant time in Zululand on location with Hearst's Internationalmagazine. Over twenty years later she published the book Zulu Woman: The Autobiography of Christina Sibiya. Reyher died in 1987.

Biographical source: "Rebecca Hourwich Reyher (1897-1987)." Something About the Author. Volume 18 and 50, 1980 and 1988.

Extent

3 folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Rebecca Hourwich Reyher Papers contains written production material for one title, My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in The World, including typescripts, correspondence, clippings, reviews, and legal documents regarding a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rebecca Hourwich Reyher.

Related Materials

Illustrative material for Reyher's book available in the Ruth Chrisman Gannett Papers.

The bulk of Rebecca Hourwich Reyher's papers are held at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Title
Rebecca Hourwich Reyher Papers, 1945-1976
Status
Completed
Author
Sharlene Murphy
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • November 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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